1936 Cadillac Fleetwood Convertible Coupe
The rich traditions of 300 years of coach-building that the
Fleetwood Body Company applied to its work on cars secured for it a
high reputation in automobile circles worldwide by the 1920s.
Coachwork was built by Fleetwood for a variety of luxury makes
through 1924. However, after the Fisher Body Corporation purchased
the Fleetwood Body Company in 1925, Fleetwood bodies were reserved
exclusively for Cadillac. By 1929 GM had purchased the remaining
stock holdings of the Fisher Body Corporation and thus became sole
owner of both the Fisher and Fleetwood companies.
Offered here is a survivor '36 Cadillac Convertible coupe by
Fleetwood. It is mostly original and has a few minor changes from
new, but overall is a true authentic pre-war Cadillac that runs and
drives nicely and had great patina and is begging for someone to
enjoy or restore back to its glory or keep as is.
Pre-World War II Cadillacs were well-built, powerful, mass-produced
luxury cars aimed at an upper-class market which included highly
visible stars from the golden age of Hollywood. Cadillac
established themselves as highly regarded competitors to the
world's finest automobiles. This example in the color scheme is
believed to be 1 of 6 built with the Klamath Green exterior with
matching green leather interior. With beautiful Art Nouveau styling
it is hard to find a straight line in the design of this car. From
the barreled grille, to the curved fenders, and bullet style
exterior hanging headlights, and rounded trunkline, they just do
not make cars like this anymore. Exterior overall presents in good
condition with a few marks and slight dents, and overall patina,
with chrome and brite work in similar condition losing some shine
along the way, but not losing any class!
Showing as original, the matching Klamath green leather bench is
intact with semi firm padding, and a few faults. A rear rumble seat
is noted, and leather is supple and in good condition. Fronting the
bench and stretching from door to door is an Art Deco style dash
with black background and chromed horizontal ribs. Imbedded within
this space are creme gauges and a cluster of knobs some missing.
Sprouting from the underside from the dash is an original banjo
style steering wheel. Green non-matching carpeting mostly faded
covers the floors. Door panels are black and in mostly well-worn
condition. A note of the trunk which is unrestored and in fair to
An unrestored L head V8 weighing in at 322ci sits within the engine
compartment, and is backed by a 3-speed manual transmission. The
car starts quickly and drives smoothly.
The passage of time can be noted from looking at this automobile
from below. Road dirt buildup, and multiple greasing can be noted.
Frame appears to be sound. Surface rust is seen in specific areas
all underneath, and some invasive rust through, can be noted on the
running boards, where they meet the rockers. It appears a recent
installation of a new fuel tank has been undertaken.
There will never be another car like the pre-war Cadillacs and with
fully restored ones bringing well over $150k, this is a great buy.
Vehicle comes with authentic 1936 license plate, service receipt,
and clean title.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.